A high-ranking Northern Arizona footballer was found dead at his residence in Flagstaff on Sunday afternoon, Flagstaff police said.
Malik Noshi, who attended Arbor View High School in Las Vegas before joining Flagstaff, played in 29 games over his college football career. He started in 24 of these games and was expected to continue to fire for the lumberjack's attack line.
A friend of Noshi found that he did not breathe in his residence on Sunday, according to police. The police said they talked to Noshi's family about his death.
Noshi's friend reportedly called the police. The authorities arrived on the spot and tried to revive Noshi. Local doctors and firefighters determined his death at 1
"The friend just said they hung out the night before and came home, went to sleep and around noon he realized he was not responding," Hernandez said.
According to Hernandez, the police are currently investigating the case as undetermined death, and there were no visible signs of foul play. Authorities are awaiting an autopsy report from the Coconino County Medical Examiner to determine the cause of Noshi's death.
Mike Marlow, Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics in Northern Arizona, issued a statement Monday morning expressing the University's grief over Noshi's death.
The thoughts and prayers of the entire NAU Athletic Department family go to Malik's family, friends, teammates and coaches at this time of great mourning, "said Marlow," coaches and coaches have turned to our football family to make sure ours Sports students get the support they need. "
Police investigators will try to set up a timeline of events until the time Noshi was found on Sunday.
Many friends of Noshi published Contributions to the memory of the footballer in social media, with some pointing out his humor and the kindness he showed others.
– Daily Sun senior reporter Scott Buffon has contributed to this report.